What we do!

My name is Victor Herrera and I curate free films in Uptown.  Currently we have two programs.  

  1. 'Movies at Buttercup' - Going on our 4th year we present free films during the summer months at Buttercup Playlot Park in Uptown.  Click here for details
  2. Free screenings at the Bezazian Branch of the Chicago Public Library.  Click here for details

Movies at Buttercup

In partnership with the Buttercup Park Advisory Council we bring you free films during the summer months!


Buttercup Playlot Park

4901 N Sheridan Rd

Chicago IL 60640

Films start at DUSK

All films on Saturday

2019 Screenings

9/7 - Afterschool cartoons with Scooby Doo, Speed Racer and Thundercats!

All the original episodes!!  This is a no brainer..  I chose (what I think) are the best episodes of each one.

Preshow info to come later...…...

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CTA Bus 151 - Sheridan and Ainsle

Red Line - Argyle stop.  Walk East on Argyle and make right on Sheridan

Car - Metered Parking along Sheridan and there is a lot in which you can pay by App on McCutcheon Terrace behind Buttercup Park

Bike!! - Bike racks abound.....


Bezazian Branch of the Chicago Public Library

FREE Halloween Double Feature!!!

On Saturday 10/12 we will be presenting two GREAT Films by Don Coscarelli

Phantasm (1979) - Rated R

Bubba Ho Tep (2003) - Rated R


Bezazian Branch of the Chicago Public Library

1226 W Ainslie St

Chicago IL 60640

12:30pm - Music provided by DJ FSB

1pm - Phantasm

2:30pm - Intermission with DJ FSB

3pm - Bubba Ho Tep

Special thanks to AGFA for granting us the rights to screen the film, Mark Kaplan - Bezazian Branch Manager and DJ FSB...


Accessible by

Broadway 36 Bus (Ainslie stop)

Lawrence 81 Bus (Broadway stop)

Lawrence and Argyle Red Line stops

Past Preshow Entertainment

Before each film I try to have some type of entertainment or informative speaker relating to the film. Below is a list of those who have helped out so far. I have included hyperlinks for more information on each one

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For as long as I have screened films at Buttercup Playlot Park, Chirp Radio has kindly played PSA's to spark interest .  I love their format.  They will play just about any genre any song you want as long as the FCC doesn't have an issue with it.  I was able to stump them once with a request but I must admit it was a pretty tall order.  The fact that they support local musicians AND businesses KUDOS out to them.  If you would like to donate to them just click on the bird listed above and it will take you to their donate page.  Give them a listen, send them a request - its a joy to the ears......